A Case of COVID-19 Induced Vestibular Neuritis in a Child - Abstract
Background: Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a growing need to fully understand all the possible clinical features of the epidemic, which often presents with unusual manifestations, especially in children. Methods: In this report, we describe the case of a child with a COVID-19 infection and suffering exclusively from vertigo and fever. Results: Altogether, considering the clinical manifestation, laboratory tests and imaging, given the patient’s positivity to SARS-CoV-2 infection and its neurotropic potential, we assumed that the child had COVID-19-induced Vestibular Neuritis, which, in consideration of the spontaneous improvement of symptoms, did not require any therapeutic adjustments, apart from the natural compensation of the central nervous system. Conclusions: This case suggests the importance of having an index of suspicion for a COVID-19 infection in pediatric patients presenting with vertigo and adds valuable information to the limited literature on COVID-19 presentation and management in children.